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RE: [Killietalk] Silly questions - not
> > Well, I always heard killies don't like new water , I keep only
> > aphysemion/fundulopachax and panchax.
> > I change my water once a week with R/O water .
> That's not a silly question ZZ. If you are only changing in RO water you
> the risk of ultimately killing or deforming your killies (or any other
> fishes). You need to suppliment your RO water to a certain "safe" level.
> This can be done by cutting the RO water with tap water, If you don't like
> the additives to your tap water, there are other options. Barry Cooper
> Seachem's Equilibrium. I've used a certain amount of a Rift Lake Cichlid
> Salt, measuring the hardness in the barrel until it came up to about 80
> (A standard application is easy there after.)
I use RO right from kent or Electro Rigth from aquarium pharmaceuticals.
Just didn't detail enough the composition of my water :)
Sorry for that.
> Any of those approaches will (hopefully) insure that needed trace elements
> and major items like calcium, magnesium, potassium and more (which I've
> forgotten) will insure proper neurological development, a strong bones and
> bright shiney teeth. Check David Koran's posts for last month. He gave an
> analysis of typical American river water in one of his missives.
> Are tropical African rain forest waters the same as American continental
> ones? Nope. But some of those minerals are still needed (at a certain
> concentration) by the killies.
Ok like my Dwarf :)
> By the way, topping off evaporated water in the winter, with RO water, is
> terrifically wise thing to do. A lot of general aquarists begins to
> experience a flock of "mystery deaths" about this time of the year because
> their aquariums are about three times the hardness that they were last
> and the fish are burning up their osmosregulatory systems.
I change water , not toping , once a week.
> > All my killies tank are filter with corner box filter with codelle and
> Sounds cool! What is codelle? What happened to you childrens' college
it is something used to make bed...
don't know the name in English :( sorry
very goo bacterial support.
> > Is it stupid to have annulatus with buvittatum in the same tanks (15
> gallons) full of java moss ?
> The bivs will thank you. ;)
It is exactly was I am thinking.
Just ask the question because I found my biv little bit alone in the 15g
> A planted 15 gallon tank or a long 20, well lit and fed with baby b.s. can
> become an annulatus factory. However even there an equilibrium factor is
> at play. If young adult ANN are removed, there will be more small fry
It is exactly what I am planning to do.
> Don't apologize for your questions. [ Though humility is a virtue. ;) ]
> There is likely a lurker somewhere who will be glad you asked them. I wish
> had asked one of them sooner for myself. :)
> All the best!
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